Image from the Evening Star – 8th June 1942.


Born: 1921, Stow, Suffolk.

Died: 21st May 1942; age 21; aircraft crash.

Residence: 3, St. John’s Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Rear Gunner; Service Number: 927053.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 215 Squadron.


Memorial Reference:

Column 415.

Singapore Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of Spencer George & Esther Alice Kerry, of Ipswich.


Father: Spencer George Kerry, born December 1897, Combs, Suffolk.

Mother: Esther Alice Kerry (nee Miller), born Miller, born July 1897.


Ronald was educated at Northgate School, Ipswich.




Ronald was living with his parents and a guest at the family home – 3, St. John’s Road, Ipswich.

Spencer, a Chief Accountant & Cashier – Incorporated Co., Engineers.

Esther, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Wilhelmina Catherine Stent (nee Smith), unpaid Domestic Duties, born August 1909, Southwark, London.


Ronald is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.


21st May 1942


Aircraft: Vickers Wellington IC; serial number: BB465; based at Pandeveswar, India. The aircraft crashed due to unknown circumstances, but possibly shot down, in the Kabawa Valley, Upper Burma, killing the entire crew.


John Edward Darrell Brewer; Pilot Officer; age 20; R.A.F.

Ronald Frank Clegg; Sergeant; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Donald Francis Hingott; Sergeant; age 29; R.A.F.V.R.

Stanley Gordon James Yarnell; Pilot Officer; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.


Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.

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